A wild horse (Equus przewalskii POLIAKOV 1881) of Mesolithic age from Kempen (Germany, Northrhine-Westfalia, Lippe County)

Rainer Springhorn
New skeletal remains of one specimen of the wild horse Equus przewalskii Poliakov 1881 from Kempen (City Horn-Bad Meinberg, East-Westfalia, Germany) are presented. Its sedimentary deposition immediately near Mesolithic artefacts suggests an appropriate age of 10,000-7,000 BP. The grade of teeth abrasion reveals an individual minimum age of 19 years. A prominent lower canine proves male sex. A fourth molar in both lower jaws documents an unusual tooth aberration, and is explained as a genetic...